How long does it take to boot up & shut down your machine with a SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by comics addict, Jun 24, 2013.

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Is it normal?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    Less than a month ago I got myself my very first SSD. I choose to purchase a OWC Mercury Electra 6g 240 GB drive due to me having great customer support experience on previous purchases.I migrated all my data from a TM backup to the new drive and have managed to get a under 10 second boot up for this machine and around 20 seconds to shut down completely. Are these numbers as expected for a SSD equip MBP running OS X 10.8.4?
     
  2. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

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    Yes these are expected boot and shutdown times. Mavericks should fix some of this delay but yes you are right in the normal range.
     
  3. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds normal, experiencing about the same times. The slow shut-down issue has been well documented in various forums. There was some hope that 10.8.4 release would fix it, but no bones.
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Yes that makes me remember that once OSX was quick at shutting down. When I got it and it still had an HDD and SL with shut down of only a couple seconds.
    Never been since. Long I thought it was only because of updates and the infrequent shut downs I ever did. But when I think about it I never got fast shut downs and I do quick often reboot when there have been no updates.

    No Idea what it is but it is normal.
     
  5. chipboard macrumors newbie

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    ssd

    Sandisk extreme 480gb, startup 14 secs shutdown 4 secs, oct 2012 macbook pro, been using this drive since january.
     
  6. rg1980 macrumors newbie

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    15 inch Base Retina

    Startup: 12-13 seconds
    Shutdown: 2-3
     
  7. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh thank goodness. I was worried there for a second because it just stroke me as not as fast as I expected.

    This is interesting.

    But isn't this the MBP that comes by default with SSDs?
     
  8. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    Correct.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    My computer takes about 30 seconds to shut down, but only about 15 seconds to start up. My drives are encrypted.
     
  10. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That might be the reason why it behaves slower. Do you use FileVault ?
     

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